Children’s Rights Alliance for England leaflets: How Well are we Respecting Children’s Rights?

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The Children’s Rights Alliance (CRAE) has published two child-friendly resources on children’s rights.

The July 2017 How well are we respecting children’s rights?  leaflets summarise the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Concluding Observations on the UK’s treatment of children and young people.

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Shelter report: Shut Out – households put at risk of homelessness by the housing benefit freeze

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More than a million households living in private rented accommodation risk becoming homeless by 2020, finds a June 2017 report by Shelter (pdf).  And the most important factor here is the shortfall between housing benefit and the cost of private renting.

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House of Commons briefing: Poverty in the UK

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A June 2017 House of Commons Library briefing paper provides statistics on poverty in the UK (pdf).

This note sets out the levels and rates of poverty in the UK, including historical trends and forecasts for future years. The focus here is on poverty defined in terms of disposable household income, although poverty may be defined in different ways and there is no single, universally accepted definition.